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Potter, Douglas H. – Obituary

Douglas H. Potter Services Today
Retired Haines Postal Clerk Former Baker Man

Funeral Services for Douglas H. Potter, 75, Haines, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8 (today) at the Haines Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Matthews officiating and interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Potter was born Sept. 5, 1889 at Olean, N.Y., the son of Orlando and Florence Blackmon Potter. He attended school in New York, and moved with his parents to Baker after finishing high school. He attended Oregon State College for one year and was married to Cornelia Janette Jackson Aug. 27, 1915 at her home in Forest Grove, Ore.; and the couple lived in Baker until her death in 1937.

During Mr. Potter’s business career he worked for the Eastern Oregon Light & Power Co., owned and operated an electrical business with Cleve Ingram, was assistant secretary of Oregon Federal Savings & Loan Assn., and was with the First National Bank. He was married to Myrtle H. Jackson Sept. 9, 1939, in La Grande, and in 1940 was appointed postal clerk at the Haines post office where he worked until his retirement in 1948.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Jackson, Haines; his daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Dreisbach, Baker, Mrs. Alto Rose, and Mrs Myrtle Marie Carroll; his brother C.D. Potter, Pendleton; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Another grandson John Potter Dreisbach, preceded him in death May 19, 1964.

He was a member of the Haines Baptist Church. Friends may call at the Haines Baptist Church from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, as the casket will not be opened at the service.

The family requests that friends contribute to the Haines Baptist Church Memorial Fund in lieu of sending flowers.

The Record-Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July 8, 1965, Page 6
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor

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